Nada Awar Jarrar was born in Lebanon to an Australian mother and a Lebanese father. She is normally based in Beirut with her husband Bassem and their daughter Zeina but, as a result of the outbreak of war in Lebanon, the family was forced to flee to the mountains in search of safety. Nada Awar … Continued
Jane Austen (1775–1817) was an English novelist whose work centred on social commentary and realism. Her works of romantic fiction are set among the landed gentry, and she is one of the most widely read writers in English literature.
Judith Allnatt is an acclaimed short story writer and novelist. Her first novel, A Mile of River, was a Radio Five Live Book of the Month and was shortlisted for the Portico Prize for Literature; her second novel, The Poet’s Wife, was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award. Her short stories have featured in … Continued
Kathleen Alcott’s first novel, The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, published in 2012. Her fiction, criticism, and essay appear in publications including The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Coffin Factory, The Rumpus, Explosion Proof, Five Chapters, and elsewhere. Born in Northern California in 1988, she currently resides in Brooklyn.
Eleanor Brown is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Weird Sisters. She lives in Denver, Colorado.www.eleanor-brown.com
Patricia Bracewell grew up in California where she taught literature and composition before embarking upon her writing career. She holds an M.A. in English Literature, but has always been fascinated by English history – an interest that led her to a brief course in Anglo-Saxon history at Downing College, Cambridge University. She has two grown-up … Continued
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore was born in Los Angeles in 1976. She attended Vassar College, where she received the Fiction Prize and after graduating worked at the 92nd Street Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center in New York City. Her first novel, The Effects of Light, 2005, was called an “ambitious first novel” by the New York Times and … Continued
Andrea Bennett graduated from the University of Sheffield in History & Russian and then spent a good part of the “Yeltsin years” living and working in Russia. On her return to the UK she joined the Civil Service – first at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, then the Department for International Development. A stint in … Continued
Christina Baker Kline is the author of five novels. Her most recent novel, Orphan Train, has spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at 1, and has been published in 38 countries. More than 100 communities and colleges have chosen it as a “One Book, One Read” … Continued